The Benedictine Community at Malling Abbey is a community of Anglican Benedictine Nuns who continue to sustain a place of community and hospitality, offering a limited number of bedrooms for those wishing to stay residentially at the Abbey.
A training location for the Diocese of Rochester
The Diocese of Rochester use the St Benedict’s Centre for a range of teaching and study sessions. St Benedict’s is home to the diocesan lay leadership formation comprising the Bishop’s Certificate in Foundation for Christian Ministry and the Licensed Lay Ministry programme. It is also used for Continuing Ministerial Development offered to lay and ordained ministers. We host parish away days, PCC and ministry leadership days.
We regularly welcome clergy, lay leaders and members of congregations for individual quiet days.
‘Learning in a place of prayer knowing the community pray for us is a deep and rich experience.’ (Student)
St Augustine’s College of Theology is a guest of St Benedict’s Centre. Their administrative offices and library are in Pax House.
The College use the Centre for teaching during the week and some weekends.